You may only know of Deer Valley's upscale reputation, but the hill is legendary for its customer service and focus on quality.
Improvements include a repositioned gondola for easier access, and the addition of the Orange Bubble express.
The amenities might be minimal, but Alta's terrain is legendary. Hit up the High Traverse on a deep day, or search for stashes under the Wildcat chair. Don't come expecting ultra-posh digs and low-angle skiing.
Skiers speak in hushed tones, sipping weak coffee, waiting for the clap and rumble of shelling to end. Heavy artillery. Howitzers. A sign on the door announces INTERLODGE. No one leaves the building...
I watched my kid pull away from the house. His first long distance road trip. Driving over a thousand miles up to Revelstoke, British Columbia. At 18, he's a year ahead of my first cross-country adventure schedule.